Do you have trouble remembering names and often forget to pay your bills before the due date? Do you quickly forget what you had for lunch, or dinner last night? The storage capacity of your brain is virtually infinite so don’t make an excuse that you are focusing on important things in life.
Today, we bring you some simple ways which can help you improve your memory and become an excellent student, a competitive employee, and remain sharp at all times. Incorporate the following things in your lifestyle, and you will notice a staggering difference.
#1. Follow A Brain-Boosting Diet
Yes, we all hate diets, but would you rather suffer from memory problems in your old age than just keep track of what you eat? For a healthy brain, enrich your food with Omega 3 fatty acid in your diet, and lower your Omega 6 intake. Seafood is an excellent source of Omega 3, but if you are not a fan of fish, try broccoli, spinach, walnuts, kidney beans or soybeans. Eat fresh fruits and vegetables, and remember that an occasional glass of wine can help reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s.
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#2. Laugh More, As Simple As That
How many times has someone told you that laughter is the best medicine? Have you ever taken it seriously? Laughter, unlike any other emotional response, engages multiple areas of the brain, including those that are vital to learning and creativity. There is no dearth of options to make yourself laugh. Surround yourself with hilarious people, watch funny videos on TV or YouTube, and if everything else fails, laugh at yourself.
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#3. Keep A Check On Your Stress
The worst thing you can do to your brain is to take stress. Chronic stress, which prevails for prolonged periods of time is your brain’s worst enemy. It is known to damage and destroy brain cells in the hippocampus, the part of the brain which is responsible for episodic memory in a human being. Other evidence has also suggested that chronic stress can lead to premature aging of the brain.
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#4. Brain Workout
If you keep solving similar problems and executing everyday tasks, your brain is going to work with the millions of neural pathways it had developed by the time you reached adulthood. The fundamental principle is that you either use your brain or completely lose it. So, just like any other muscle in your body, work out your brain with mental puzzles that you find challenging. Something difficult that you are already good at won’t do you any benefit.
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#5. Sleep Well
After you have taken care of all of the above things, all you need to do is sleep well as deprivation of it can compromise your memory, problem-solving abilities, creativity and critical-thinking skills. Try to have 9 hours of sound sleep every night and make it a point to avoid using TV, computer and smartphone at least one hour before going to bed.
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